Maharashtra's GSDP likely to expand by 10% in FY25, govt focus on farmers: Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra's GSDP likely to expand by 10% in FY25, govt focus on farmers: Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. File | Photo Credit: PTI Maharashtra’s gross state domestic product (GSDP) was expected to grow by 10% in FY 2024-25 and the government was committed to ensure that revenue deficit doesn’t cross the prescribed limit, Finance Minister Ajit Pawar told the Legislative Assembly on Friday. The GSDP, which was … Read more

BJP criticises ‘anti-Dalit policies’ of Karnataka govt.

BJP criticises ‘anti-Dalit policies’ of Karnataka govt.

BJP members staging a demonstration in Mysuru on Friday. | Photo Credit: M.A. SRIRAM The BJP staged a protest in the city on Friday condemning what it labelled ‘anti-Dalit policies’ of the State government. It accused the Congress of diverting funds meant for projects to be implemented under Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) and Tribal … Read more

Cane price hike shows govt committed to fulfilling its pledge for farmers' welfare: PM

Cane price hike shows govt committed to fulfilling its pledge for farmers' welfare: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. | Photo Credit: ANI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 22 underlined his government’s commitment to fulfilling its pledge for the welfare of farmers, asserting that a “historic” hike in sugarcane’s price is part of such efforts. This will benefit crores of sugarcane farmers, he said in a series of posts … Read more

AIADMK urges govt. to take action against its former functionary A.V. Raju

AIADMK urges govt. to take action against its former functionary A.V. Raju

AIADMK organisation secretary D. Jayakumar on Wednesday urged the State government to take a strong legal action against former AIADMK functionary A.V. Raju for his remarks against actor Trisha.  (Mr. Raju, who was the secretary of the Salem (West) panchayat union unit of the AIADMK, was expelled from the party on Saturday.) Talking to reporters, Mr. … Read more

Govt to continue good policy initiatives of previous regimes, says Telangana CM 

Govt to continue good policy initiatives of previous regimes, says Telangana CM 

Addressing a gathering of CII members at a two-day conference held by the industry body in Hyderabad, on February 21, 2024, Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy said that the Government is here to work with investors and entrepreneurs. File | Photo Credit: PTI Allaying apprehensions that the Congress government in Telangana will re-write policies, introduce … Read more

Naveen Patnaik govt. announces cash incentive for 70 lakh SHG members

Naveen Patnaik govt. announces cash incentive for 70 lakh SHG members

Naveen Patnaik. File. | Photo Credit: ANI With the model code of conduct expected to be in force anytime due to the upcoming polls, the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha has stepped up earmarking cash incentives across different sectors. Approximately 70 lakh self-help group members, regarded a significant support base for the ruling Biju Janata … Read more

Taking steps to issue OBC certificates to eligible Marathas: Maharashtra govt. tells HC

Taking steps to issue OBC certificates to eligible Marathas: Maharashtra govt. tells HC

Maratha activists participate in a bike rally in Karad on Wednesday to press for reservation. | Photo Credit: PTI Mumbai The Maharashtra government on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that it was taking “all necessary steps” to include eligible Marathas in the Other Backward Castes (OBC) category by granting them Kunbi caste certificates. The … Read more

Telangana Govt bans hookah parlours with immediate effect

Telangana Govt bans hookah parlours with immediate effect

Fancy hookahs on display. File | Photo Credit: KAMAL NARANG Telangana Government has prohibited the operation of Hookah parlours in the State with immediate effect. The legislative assembly has unanimously passed “The Cigarettes and other tobacco products (prohibition of advertisement and regulation of trade and commerce, production, supply and distribution) (Telangana Amendment) Bill 2024” unanimously … Read more

Govt. gets ready to include ASHA and anganwadi workers/helpers in its Ayushman Bharat scheme

Govt. gets ready to include ASHA and anganwadi workers/helpers in its Ayushman Bharat scheme

The decision to include healthcare workers in the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during the presentation of the interim Union Budget. File After the Central government announced its decision to include Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and Anganwadi workers and helpers into the free cover for health … Read more

SKM welcomes Bharat Ratna for Charan Singh, Swaminathan, slams govt for not keeping MSP promise

SKM welcomes Bharat Ratna for Charan Singh, Swaminathan, slams govt for not keeping MSP promise

In this combo of file photos of (L-R) former Prime Ministers P.V. Narasimha Rao and Charan Singh, and agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan, who will be honoured with the Bharat Ratna – country’s highest civilian award. | Photo Credit: PTI Samyukt Kisan Morcha on February 10 welcomed the conferring of Bharat Ratna on Chaudhary Charan Singh … Read more